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Food Truck Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Food truck trivia quiz with answers.

 

Food Truck Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is a food truck?
A: A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food.

Some,including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have what?
A: On-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch.

What type of fast foods are common?
A: Sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries, and other regional fast food fare.

In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering what have become particularly popular?
A: Gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus.

Food trucks, along with portable food booths and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry that serves an estimated how many people every day?
A: 2.5 billion.

In the United States, the Texas chuckwagon is a precursor to what?
A: The American food truck.

In the later 1800s, herding cattle from the Southwest to markets in the North and East kept cowhands what?
A: On the trail for months at a time.

 
In 1866, the "father of the Texas Panhandle", Charles Goodnight, a Texas cattle rancher, fitted a sturdy old United States Army wagon with what?
A: Interior shelving and drawers, and stocked it with kitchenware, food and medical supplies.

Food consisted of what?
A: Dried beans, coffee, cornmeal, greasy cloth-wrapped bacon, salt pork, beef, usually dried or salted or smoked, and other easy to preserve food stuffs.

The wagon was also stocked with a what?
A: A water barrel and a sling to kindle wood to heat and cook food.

Another early relative of the modern food truck is the what?
A: The lunch wagon, as conceived by food vendor Walter Scott in 1872.

Scott cut windows in a small covered wagon, parked it in front of a newspaper office in Providence Rhode Island, and sold what?
A: Sandwiches, pies and coffee to pressmen and journalists.

By the 1880s, former lunch-counter boy, Thomas H. Buckley, was doing what?
A: Manufacturing lunch wagons in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He introduced various models, like the Owl and the White House Cafe, with features that included what?
A: Sinks, refrigerators and cooking stoves, also colored windows and other ornamentation.

 
Later versions of the food truck were called what?
A: Mobile canteens, which were created in the late 1950s.

These mobile canteens were authorized by whom?
A: The U.S. Army and operated on stateside army bases.

Mobile food trucks, nicknamed "roach coaches" or "gut trucks", have been around for years, serving what?
A: Construction sites, factories, and other blue-collar locations.

In big cities of the U.S. the food truck traditionally provided a means for the on-the-go person to what?
A: Grab a quick bite at a low cost.

Food trucks are not only sought out for their affordability but as well for their what?
A: Their nostalgia; and their popularity continues to rise.

In recent years, the food truck resurgence was fueled by what?
A: A combination of post-recessionary factors.

Due to an apparent combination of economic and technological factors combined with street food being "hip" or "chic", there has been an increase in what?
A: The number of food trucks in the United States.

 
The construction business was drying up, leading to a surplus of food trucks, and chefs from high-end restaurants were being what?
A: Laid off.

For experienced cooks suddenly without work, the food truck seemed like what?
A: A clear choice.

Once more commonplace in American coastal big cities like New York and LA, gourmet food trucks are now to be found where?
A: In the suburbs, and in small towns across the country.

Food trucks are also being hired for what?
A: Special events, like weddings, movie shoots, and corporate gatherings, and also to carry advertising promoting companies and brands.

A modern-day food truck is not simply an ordinary what?
A: Taco truck one might find at a construction site.

In 2009, New York magazine noted that the food truck had what?
A: "Largely transcended its roach-coach classification and is now a respectable venue for aspiring chefs to launch careers.”

These gourmet trucks' menus run the gamut of what?
A: Ethnic and fusion cuisine.

 
Often focusing on limited but creative dishes at reasonable prices, they offer customers a chance to experience food they what?
A: Otherwise may not.

What seems to be a path to success for most trucks?
A: Finding a niche.

While one truck may specialize in outlandish burgers, another may serve only what?
A: Lobster rolls.

Food trucks are now even “what”rated?
A: Zagat.

Tracking food trucks has been made easy with social media like what?
A: Facebook and Twitter, where a favorite gourmet truck can be located at any moment, with updates on specials, new menu items and location changes.

In fact, it could be argued that social media was the biggest contributing factor to what?
A: The breakthrough success of the gourmet food truck.

Food truck rallies and food truck parks are also what?
A: Growing in popularity in the US.

 
At rallies, people can find their favorite trucks all in one place and as well provide a means for a variety of diverse cultures to do what?
A: To come together and find a common ground over a love for food.

On August 31, 2013, Tampa hosted what?
A: The world's largest food truck rally, with 99 trucks attending.

The Tampa Rally broke its own record by bringing together 121 food trucks in what year?
A: 2014.

Food truck parks, offering permanent locations, are found where?
A: In urban and suburban areas across the US.

The popularity of food trucks lead to the creation of associations that protect and support their business rights, such as what?
A: The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association.

Food trucks are subject to the same range of concerns as what?
A: Other foodservice businesses.

They generally require a “what” to accept delivery of supplies?
A: Fixed address.

 
What may be needed for food prep.?
A: A commercial kitchen.

There are a variety of permits to obtain, and a “what” to observe?
A: Health code.

What costs are a significant part of the overhead?
A: Labor and fuel costs.

Legal definitions and requirements for food trucks vary widely by what?
A: Country and locality.

In the US, specialized food truck outfitters offer comprehensive start-up services that can include what?
A: Concept development, training, and business support, in addition to outfitted trucks.

By 2017, the US food truck industry had surpassed what value?
A: $2.7 billion.

Los Angeles-based gourmet ice cream maker Coolhaus grew from a single truck in 2009 to what by September 2014?
A: 11 trucks and carts, two storefronts, and over 2,500 retail partner stores.

Food trucks have unique health risks compared to regular what?
A: Land-based restaurants when it comes to food safety and the prevention of foodborne illness.

Most food trucks do not have access to adequate what?
A: Clean and hot water necessary to wash hands or to rinse off vegetables, as required by most health codes or regulations.